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The Best Current Showtime Shows

Updated February 17, 2021 603 votes 479 voters 34.2k views19 items

Wondering what to watch on Showtime? Here are the best Showtime shows on now. Originally primarily a movie network, Showtime has put out some innovate series over the years that range from serious dramas to quick-witted comedies. If you're in need of a new show to binge watch, this list of Showtime programs should help! 

Some Showtime shows currently airing tackle contemporary topics. The comedy series SMILF catalogs the struggles of single motherhood in the modern United States. If you're a fan of political humor, Our Cartoon President is an animated satire created by Stephen Colbert that lampoons Donald Trump and modern politics. Other Showtime programming on now includes The Affair, Shameless, and The Chi. 

Which of these popular Showtime series is the best? Vote your favorites to the top of the list below. Then see what upcoming new series are on Showtime in 2021.

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    Billions

    Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Billions (Showtime, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Brian Koppelman,...  more
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  • Shameless2
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    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John...  more
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  • Black Monday3
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    Black Monday

    Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)History

    Black Monday (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series. An aspiring Wall Street...  more
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  • The Chi4
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    The Chi

    Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A...  more
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  • Your Honor5
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    Your Honor

    Bryan Cranston, Michael Stuhlbarg

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Legal drama

    Your Honor (Showtime, 2020) is an American 10-episode limited series adapted from the Israeli...  more
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    #363 of 402 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time#53 of 71 The Best New Cable Dramas of the Last Few Years

  • Our Cartoon President6
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    Our Cartoon President

    Jeff Bergman, Cody Lindquist

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Comedy, Political

    Our Cartoon President (Showtime, 2018) is an American adult animated satirical television...  more
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  • City on a Hill7
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    City on a Hill

    Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    City on a Hill (Showtime, 2019) is an American television series created by Chuck MacLean....  more
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  • Work in Progress8
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    Work in Progress

    Karin Anglin, Theo Germaine

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Work in Progress (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series co-created by Abby...  more
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  • Inside the NFL9
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    Inside the NFL

    Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth

    Premiered1977

    Genres (Tv)Sports, Talk show, Sports film

    Inside the NFL (HBO, 1977) is an American television sports show that focuses on the National...  more
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  • Showtime Championship Boxing10
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    Showtime Championship Boxing

    Brian Custer, Mauro Ranallo

    Premiered1986

    Genres (Tv)Sports

    Showtime Championship Boxing is a television boxing program airing on Showtime. Debuting in...  more
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  • Vice11
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    Vice

    Shane Smith

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Vice is a documentary TV-series created and hosted by Shane Smith of Vice magazine. Produced...  more
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    #47 of 66 The Best Newsmagazine TV Shows & Series#97 of 129 The Best Shows Currently On The Air

  • The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth12

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Politics

    The Circus (Showtime, 2016) is a television documentary series following the 2016 presidential...  more
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  • The L Word: Generation Q13
    2
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    The L Word: Generation Q

    Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime, 2019) is an American television drama and a revival-sequel...  more
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  • Back to Life14
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    Back to Life

    Daisy Haggard, Geraldine James

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Comedy-Drama

    Back to Life (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy-drama television series. After 18 years in...  more
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  • Couple's Therapy15
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    Couple's Therapy

    Orna Guralnik, Virginia Goldner

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Couple's Therapy (Showtime, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The docuseries...  more
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  • The Comedy Store16
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    The Comedy Store

    Judd Apatow, David Spade

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Documentary Series

    The Comedy Store (Showtime, 2020) is a documentary series directed by Mike Binder and based on...  more
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  • Moonbase 817
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    Moonbase 8

    John C. Reilly, Tim Heidecker

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sci-fi

    Moonbase 8 (Showtime, 2020) is an American sci-fi comedy series created by Jonathan Krisel and...  more
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  • The Reagans18
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    The Reagans

    Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)History, Documentary

    The Reagans (Showtime, 2020) is an American historical documentary. The four-part documentary...  more
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  • Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine19

    Premiered2021

    Genres (Tv)Documentary

    Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine (Showtime, 2021) is an American documentary...  more
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